I have now been driving my Twizy daily for just over a year (purchased 19th July 2014… a September 2013 ex Renault demo with 414 miles) and had no issues apart from the warning hazard switch that only seems to works when bashing the dashboard. It reminds me of my dad’s early Renault 5!
I took the Twizy for a drive yesterday after 2 weeks sitting on the drive with the handbrakes on. First I had the usual friction sound I always get when it has been sitting for a while, it always goes away after a few miles and long braking sessions but I now have a new more worrying sound coming I believe from the rear brakes.
It is difficult to describe it with my French accent but the brakes seems to stomp repeatedly when applied!!! Not physically as the Twizy slows down normally but the sound is.
I have to admit that after driving for nearly 8000 miles I have never checked the brake fluid level and therefore never took the front cover off to check the liquid level as It seems impossible to remove without braking it. I have watched the Youtube video from Christian Dehais and will try it on Sunday.
Could it be that (I will let you know) but after nearly 2 years since new I believe the Twizy is due for a service in September but I have not seen the service light come on yet.